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Apple's response to SMS flaw: use iMessage

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Aug 2012, 15:25

Friday's discovery of a 5 year-old flaw in the way iOS handles SMS has led Apple to make a statement and a recommendation for iOS users; Apple's response basically suggested that iMessage prevents the kinds of spoofing that SMS is open to attack from, so that is what iOS users should use...

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posted on 18 Aug 2012, 15:57 14

12. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

Apple: use imessage
Customer: My friend has the galaxy s3
Apple:Tell your friend to buy an original not the copy.
Customer: But he says the iphone is to weak a proccessor with to little customization.
Apple: You are holding your iphone wrong. If you held iphone right it would have no problems.
Customer: How does he Hold it?
Apple: We don't know. Mr Cook what should we do about this customer challengeing us?
TC: Send him to jail for wearing a black shirt. We patented black. No one can challenge Apple's logic.
I$heep: Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah listen to the great TC baaaaaaaaaaaaaaah kill non-sheep baaaaaaaaaaaaaah

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 16:43 5

16. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

You shouldn't criticizing Apple so openly or using the sheep word in this site, the mods will send you a threat :)

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 18:39

34. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

I said the word "narr0w m1nded" and the Admins sent me a warning. I wasnt criticising was just making an observation on the other persons opinion.

Its starting to look like comunist china up in here, BUT in this case his comment WAS OBNOXIOUS and directly offending. Not insightful at all.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 16:45 1

18. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Of course I totally agree with what you said

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 18:31 1

27. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

"How does he hold it?" lmfao hilarious

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 18:34

29. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

I agree don't use the sheep word it just provokes trolling and I hope one day we can have these coment sections free from them. That being said you kind of are trolling yourself even though the first part of your message is telling it like it is, apple does do that you said it in a way to provoke apple fans to get irritated than the sheep sentence well that is trolling. But on the other hand there is thos trolling on these sights that do nothing but hit unlike aperently because every comment against apple on this page has one thumbs down tells me that there is a troll just hitting that on every apple coment that is negative

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 18:44

37. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

I have an honest question... When someone practically worships apple and does not want to listen or see valid and relevant points from an Android point of view, what other word can be used so that the person realizes they are being "SH33P"?

I agree with not using the word to offend someone. but on another post when someone said "safari works just fine no need to download Chrome" I responded by saying the person was "narrow m1nded" and that they should give it a shot...
I got a warning for that smh

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 21:27 1

43. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)

Instead of that "s" word why not zombies, simpletons, pack rats, bundles of joy, cultists, the gullible, team i... im out of ideas.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 20:09 1

40. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

O boy that was so funny. Kingpet.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 16:43

17. cootersweats (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)

My cooter tells me you don't know the difference between "to" and "too."

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 16:50

19. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Lmao oh yea, right...

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 17:00 2

20. the_EDJ (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)

I like how there's the one hardcore Apple fan down-voting every comment.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 17:07 1

21. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

man you're one ugly person Lol^^^

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 18:36

30. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

You noticed that too. I wrote a coment about that in reply before I got too your message

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 17:59 1

24. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

This is simliar to a situation like this.

*walks into tech store*

"I'm not happy with the TV you sold me, it doesn't do what its supposed to."


"Have you seen our DVD's?"

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 18:40 3

35. wendygarett (unregistered)

Once again Apple has shown how irresponsible towards the customer :(

Byebye iPhone!!! I'm hyping the bb10 instead because bbm is way better than yours

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 18:44

36. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Wrong. Dont' use IPHONE should have been their verdict.

Insiders say they are planning to sue MDI for the use of word "AIRPOD" as dumb buyers would buy AIRPOD thinking it is IPOD as they cannot differentiate (as per Apple) between objects (Smartphone is IPHONE, Tablet is IPAD and ... AIRPOD is IPOD ...lol ).

They have LINDOWS Vs WINDOWS Case as a precedent to base their case against MDI on :)

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 20:31

41. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

i dont mean to sound stupid in this idea but i think BBM dont have an issue like that. though they are still down in the market share

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 21:36

44. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)

I dont think any other company has that flaw in text messaging like apple does. It sucks tjat even after 5 years they still choose to ignore it. Maybe there's a patent on the text patch and they dont want to give sammy or google the $$$ for the license or get sued on the patent.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 21:53

46. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


posted on 18 Aug 2012, 23:25 2

48. Savage (unregistered)

Oh really? That's a very nice solution Apple! No seriously, who uses SMS-es everyday, huh? Its the era of Whatsapp and Kik. And especially, iMessage! That is one great app! So revolutionary and ground-breaking, its virtually changed the way we send messages! Yes, lets make all Apple users use a messaging client which works only on iDevices! It will be helpful when we gain 100% market share! Carriers should shut down their SMS functionality because we can't eradicate one flaw.

I saw an article saying Apple asking people to use substitutes, but not ONE article saying Apple will do something to fix it. What in the world is wrong with you? You can't even control your little closed environment? Can't fix problems that your own software caused?

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 22:42

55. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

i use google voice it uses my data so i believe that it must go through google's servers and therefore much harder for a spoof message. though probably not impossible. the nice difference is that i don't need an email for the other party to send messages i just use there number and it sends it to there phone i could argue that its much better then iMessage.

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